Short-term fellowships for PhD students in the “MiMo-Text” project announced

17.02.2022 | Jobs, Project News

In the framework of the funding programme “Forschungsinitiative” of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH) at the University of Trier, Germany, is offering several Fellowships for Doctoral Students. Each fellowship has a duration of 3–6 months (with a planned start no earlier than 1st May 2022), depending on the requirements of the proposed fellowship project. The fellowships are connected to the project “Mining and Modeling Text: Interdisciplinary Applications, Informational Development, Legal Perspectives” (MiMoText).
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Since the beginning of the year, the TCDH has been a central scientific institution of the Trier University. The internationally well-established institution was founded in 1998 and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Germany. Its goals are to develop and apply innovative computational methods and procedures in order to address questions in the humanities and cultural studies, to develop new research approaches in these disciplines, and at the same time to contribute to the development of new research fields and methodologies in subjects areas related to digital methods in the Humanities. The TCDH focuses on research in the fields of e-lexicography, digital scholarly editions, research software and computational literary and cultural studies.

The aim of the project MiMoText” is to further develop the field of quantitative methods for the extraction, modelling and analysis of information relevant to the humanities from extensive collections of texts and to research it from an interdisciplinary perspective (Humanities, Computer Science and Law). The core concern is to address the conceptual, analytical, legal and infrastructural challenges for the development of an interlinked knowledge network fed from various sources. The primary domain of application is Literary History. In particular, methods of Information Extraction and Linked Open Data / Semantic Web are used.

Fellowships will be awarded to researchers with projects that are clearly related to the fields of work of the TCDH outlined above and to MiMoText”. Interdisciplinary projects proposals are welcome. The amount of the fellowship is 1450 Euros per month (basic amount). Reasonable material resources of up to 200 Euros per month (depending on need) as well as a monthly child allowance of 400 Euros for the first child (up to the age of 18) and 100 Euros for each additional child can be granted. The fellowship is connected to the provision of a research workplace at the TCDH in Trier. By accepting the the fellowship, the fellow agrees to participate in the activities of the TCDH and to prepare a final report. Interested fellows are requested to apply with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of the scientific career
  • Copies of diplomas from high school and university
  • Outline for a research project to be carried out at the TCDH (approx. 2 pages)

Applications must be submitted in digital form (in a single PDF file) by March 13th, 2022 to the Scientific Directors of the TCDH, Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin and Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch. Further information can also be obtained from the research coordinator of MiMoText”, Dr. Maria Hinzmann.


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